Cutting paper for a child serves many purposes, first off, it helps to develop hand-eye coordination. Secondly, cutting papers of various shapes and sizes aids in developing visual-discrimination between shapes and types of lines. Cutting straight and curved lines are also the types of lines that will eventually be the types of lines that make up letters and practicing cutting papers is a helpful way for a child to decipher and have a hands-on experience with lines. Finally, cutting papers for young children is important in strengthening the 3-finger grip. The 3-finger grip is necessary for children to learn in order for them to later hold a pencil. Holding scissors strengthens a child's hand muscles for grasping and writing. All early childhood educators know this and often use these tools in class. This set includes various shapes, curved, straight and zigzag line plus lowercase letters. There are 20 pages in all of cutting exercises. The pages are all in black and white and can be printed out on card stock or on plain paper. Use shapes for games, murals, have children collect strips to colour or to make collages. Put pages on a work shelf with envelopes and let children take their practice strips home to show their parents. Children love working with scissors, look back for more cutting exercises to come.